Pages (Round corners of images?)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MBX, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    I like the possibility to easily put a reflection on the bottom of your picture in pages. But i was curious, is there a way to select an image and create custom rounded corners? is there a checkbox and slider somewhere i'm missing?
  2. Jeremy! macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2007
    Yes and no. No check box, but this is what you do:

    Drag, or import the photo. Select reflection in the graphic tab of the inspector. Select the photo (of course) under the format menu select mask with shape, select rounded rectangle.

    Your done!

    I have yet to find anything that can't be done in Pages (within reason)

  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Not sure if this is what you want, but if you select "picture frame" you get access to a "scale" slider which does have an effect on corner radius for some of the frames.
  4. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2007
    Covington, WA, USA
    In addition to the picture frame options, you could use a rounded rectangle (or any other shape) to mask the pictures.
  5. sil3nc3 macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2007
    A test then: Can you find a way to make pages save other than a .pages format?
  6. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    Well, you can always export to a number of formats.
  7. Jeremy! macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2007
    Sure, PDF using print, then select save as PDF. Or send to iWeb again using the PDF option.

    Or... Export as .doc (word), or RTF or even plain old text using export under the file menu.

    Using 'save as' also lets you save a preview image or a version 6 copy.

  8. sil3nc3 macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2007
    sweet, i didn't realize this. thanks so much. but do i have to export every time i want to save a document? because if i open a .txt in Pages, i can't save it as .txt.
  9. Lovesong macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2006
    Stuck beween a rock and a hard place
    Ummm... why don't you just save it as a pages document?
  10. sil3nc3 macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2007
    because that particular file is a reference file used by a program. i just use text edit to edit though.
  11. Jeremy! macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2007
    No problem.

    You only have to export if you want it saved in a format other than pages. Pages files are able to handle much more complex formating than .txt or .rtf, so it is only logical to handle the files that way. IMO

    If you are using plain text (plain meaning not .rtf or 'Rich Text Format"), in other words you are editing the files characters, but not the styles (i.e. ASCII) then 1) open the file by opening from Pages, or 2) using your contextual drop down (right click) select open with pages, or 3) select the file in the finder and use the 'action' gear icon to drop down and select open with pages. That gets the .txt file open.

    Then once you are done export it as described earlier (select 'plain text') this gives you the file back as a .txt file.

    Personally, if you just want to edit a text file, I would stick with 'textedit'. If you are editing a .rtf file then I guess pages is O.K., but textedit is still a good choice.

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